October 31, 2018

Nice & Knit at the New England Fiber Festival this weekend!

So often we’re asked by knitters if we have a retail brick-and-mortar shop. And despite the fact that that we daydream of this more than we should admit, the short answer is no, we don’t. Instead, we have a slew of amazing retailers across the world, periodic pop up events and we do a couple of select yarn/fiber shows.

We get it, shopping online for yarn just isn’t quiet the same as being able to see it, squish it, match it, pair it, and fall in love with it like you can when you’re in person. Each year for the past five years, on the first weekend in November, we’ve brought our yarns to the Fiber Festival of New England. It’s a great opportunity to see our latest samples, all of our yarn weights and bases, and ton of kits. It’s all happening at booths 503 & 504 THIS weekend Saturday and Sunday November 3 & 4 at the Eastern States Exposition (Big E) Fairgrounds. It’s a gem of a fiber festival. Think Rhinebeck but without the craziness of the crowd, making it easier to browse and of course shop to grab the latest and greatest hand dyed yarns, soaps, hand-woven rugs, roving, bags, accessories and so much more. The variety in vendors, animals, and classes means there’s something for everyone!

Here are some of the specular skeins and kits we’ll be bringing with us. They’re simply irresistible.

And Save The Date! You’ll also see us at Vogue Knitting Live in January 25-27 2019!

May 30, 2018

It’s all about the base

At Nice & Knit we’ve been pretty selective with your yarn bases and picky when adding new ones. We consider the weight, softness, twist, the ply, and how the finished knitted garment will look and feel when worn.

When we tested our latest sock base it was a star in all categories. Featuring 75% Superwash Merino and 25% nylon and over 460 yards per skein, this workhorse of a yarn will become your new favorite — it has for us. Yes, it’s perfect for socks, and also ideal for all your fingering weight shawls and sweaters you’ve been adding to your queue on Raverly!

Nice & Knit Sock is currently available online at niceandknit.com in over 50 colorways!

May 10, 2018

An Ode to Inspiration & Adventure

Anyone else spend countless hours on instagram drooling over pretty yarns and discovering new patterns? We know we do!

One of those discoveries has given us long-lasting inspiration: the Adventurous Wrap by Ambah O’Brien. The pattern was released this past winter, but it’s timeless, perfect for every season. The beauty and simplicity of the project had us brainstorming right away. We went right up to our studio to dye up 25 skinny skeins so we could make our own beautiful gradient. We loved the Adventurous Wrap so much, it kept us up late at night, or made us get up super early to sneak in a fewww more stitches. The frequent color changes and beautiful fade made it one of the most enjoyable projects to make.

It turns out our knitting friends have fallen in love too, and they started to beg for Nice and Knit kits for the Adventurous Wrap. Of course we obliged — and what fun we have had coming up with different color combinations! The kits disappear almost as quickly as they hit our website.

If you’ve had your eye on an Adventurous Wrap kit, we’re excited to share that we have just updated our shop with another round — the most we’ve ever offered in an update. And to help celebrate Mother’s Day weekend, we’re going to give one away! That’s 25 mini skeins, 87 yards each (2,175 total yards!) in some amazing colors. Just head over to our Instagram or Facebook. Follow us and comment on our most recent Insta post— that’s it! We’ll announce the winner Monday May 14 via our social media channels. Best of luck!

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